No, not your pimp. The Big Daddy from Bioshock, which is coming to the PS3 soon, after having been on the XBox 360 for a year. However, while the 360 version fits on a regular old honest-to-goodness DVD, the PS3 version will come on a Blu Ray disc, and will feature a 5 GB install. Yeah, 5 gigs.
The install is unfortunately mandatory and amounts to about 10-15 minutes of installation.
While that’s not a huge deal, and it helps speed load times up, I can’t help but wonder if gamers should be at least entitled to a choice in the matter. What are we supposed to do a year or so down the line and we have to start deleting our MGS4 installs just to play FF XII.
Woo. Can’t even imagine what the wait on that gem is going to be.
What do you guys think? Should gamers be allowed to choose to install or not? Shouldn’t it be up to us if we want to deal with more substantial wait times, pop-in, etc? Or do you think it’s really not that big of a deal? My main thing is that, if the original Bioshock fits on a DVD, what the heck does the PS3 one feature that requires such a massive install?